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Laprise Name Meaning

French Canadian: secondary surname, which has been used independently since 1734, from prise ‘catch,’ ‘taking’, with the definite article la; perhaps a nickname for a hunter or a soldier. It is sometimes rendered La Priest.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Larose, Lajoie, Larive, Laperle, Prime, Lavoie, Lapine, Laprade

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Where is the Laprise family from?

You can see how Laprise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laprise family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Laprise families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 354 Laprise families living in Quebec. This was about 94% of all the recorded Laprise's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Laprise families in 1911.
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What did your Laprise ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Laprise. 41% of Laprise men worked as a Cultivateur and 50% of Laprise women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laprise were Farmer and Fils De Cultivateur. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Fils De Cultivateur
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servante
  • Fils De Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Laprise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laprise census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 411 immigration records available for the last name Laprise. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 361 military records available for the last name Laprise. For the veterans among your Laprise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laprise lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Laprise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Laprise in 1957 was 46, and 75 in 2003.

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